Casa Kalana features a 40' underwater mural with dozens of 3D handmade sea life sculptures by Mike Quinn. Simply
Casa Kalana, surrounded in lush greenery and wildlife.
Playa Negra Surf House Just Steps From The Ocean!!
Playa Negra Surf House Just Steps From The Ocean!!

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

2 beds
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About this listing

Casa Kalana is a spacious and comfortable home blending the authentic Costa Rican experience with an indoor/outdoor ambience. Our guests have proudly described us as a "hidden paradise". Our location is one of the most beautiful properties in Playa Negra, just steps to the ocean filled with monkeys, tropical birds and assorted wildlife which are a daily treat. Come and relax to the sounds of the crashing waves and the gentle tropical breeze. Awaken to the howler monkeys and song birds!

The space

Casa Kalana is a unique contemporary home situated on one acre in the middle of one of the last pieces of untouched coastal jungle. Our main feature is our 40' undersea 3D sculpture mural, beautiful original artwork and indigenous masks fashioned by the Boruca Indians and Guaitil pottery. The property is home to monkeys, tropical birds, lush gardens and assorted wildlife. A surfers dream house with a three minute walk to one of the best breaks in all of Latin America! We have local telephone and WiFi available. We can organize all your special requirements such as a private chef, pre-stocked groceries, fresh organic meats, fruits and vegetables, the best fresh baked breads, horseback tours, zip-lines and so much more! Just ask!

Guest access

There are two queen size bedrooms adjoining each other through a common bath/shower. Please knock before entering is a basic rule. The Master bedroom currently has a fold out futon accommodating two people. Upstairs is a large terrace for sunbathing and fantastic star gazing at night (0nly open in dry season Dec - May) There is a futon sofa in the living area to accommodate up to 2 more persons. For any other questions, please send them to us, we are happy to help you in any way!

Interaction with guests

Guests let me know how much interaction they need, but I am not more than 10 minutes away should anything arise. It is the jungle here, and things do happen, mostly nature. We are long time residents here and have enjoyed hosting guests who have left as friends. We work hard to insure your valuable vacation time is stress free and relaxing and we are honored that you would consider Casa Kalana and Playa Negra. If you have any questions, please let me know how to be of service. Mahalo, Frank Kalana

Other things to note

We have A/C in the Master Bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms, we will install the 3rd bedroom in time for the Christmas/New Years 2018. Thank you for your continued support of Casa Kalana!

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 55 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 70
Security Deposit: 1410
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 hammocks

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please do NOT buy Single Use Plastics!! We provide safe, clean water to all of our guests, do not buy BOTTLED WATER!!! We have reusable bottles in the house. There is too much plastic in the world, and it does end up on our beaches when people are careless.

Leave the house as clean as you entered. RINSE ALL SAND OFF IN THE OUTSIDE SHOWER!! Do not take towels to the beach, they are for showering purposes only. Never allow people you meet on the beach into Casa Kalana. You would be surprised how many robberies occur from your new "friends". While we have been very fortunate, some of our beachfront neighbors have not. Smoking is permitted outside and please use the ashtrays and throw away your butts as the wind can easily empty an unattended ashtray.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Place is always awesome. Was sad to leave. Definitely the best place in Costa Rica after traveling around the entire country. Best beaches, people and best house to stay in period!
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Matt and Johnny! Thank you so much for the kind words and we look forwards to seeing you again!! Cheers, FK
April 2017

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
This place is the bomb. Never knew the jungle in Costa Rica is so close to the beach. We had a family of horses come by in the mornings and evenings that let us pet them and a family of monkeys that were really funny and also a friendly neighborhood dog that was really nice come by. The beds are really comfortable and you are a very close walk to a beautiful empty beach with awesome surf. Kitchen was awesome and had everything we needed, and the outdoor patio with the hammocks was our hangout zone. We love this place and Frank is an awesome host and very mellow and accommodating, with lots of local knowledge about the area and where to go and what to do. I will be back and recommend my friends. Also this place is very good value, it is clean, nice and modern with all the right furnishings and appliances. Totally worth it.
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Matthew! Mahalo for the nice words and it makes me feel good to know you are enjoying your time here! Look forward to seeing you again! And thanks for taking such good care of the house. I feel like you treated it like your grandma's house. Good show. :D Cheers, FK
April 2017

Xenia Ley User Profile
February 2017
Very beautiful house with all the right amenities. Small town but great restaurants and the freshest food. Sunsets were amazing and the most pristine beaches we've seen. Frank was an excellent host, available when you needed him and respectful of our privacy. A great stay!

Anthony User Profile
January 2017
The best vacation of our lives. My beautiful girlfriend and I were met by Frank late in the evening with open arms. Frank couldn't have been a better host. He was always available if we needed him and he had ALL the connections in the area for food, fun, adventure and experience. He's been a resident foe the past 20 years and has the respect of all the locals. There were times my lady and I used Frank's name around town and everyone smiled and gave us the best service. If you want a relaxing stay with a paradise setting in a beautiful, new home comfortable for cooking meals and maybe and couple guests for a dinner party, Frank's house is perfect. Walking distance to the beach and restaurants, it's a perfect location. Surf board rentals, zip lining, and Stand up Paddle boarding is all available close by. I recommend this place 11 times out of 10 and you can count on me coming back to Casa Kalana in the near future!
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Anthony and Amy!!! It was an honor to host you. Thank you for bringing the warm, positive energy that keeps Casa Kalana feeling the way that so many other people experience it. I keep thinking the energy level of the house is going to explode one day. :D I am so glad to be a part of Amy's first experience outside of the USA, see it wasn't what you had heard at all was it? ;) We really enjoyed getting to know you, and watching you BOTH succeed at surfing was a great moment. Now you know as we say. Another group arrives as strangers and leaves as friends. Thank you AirBnB for continuing to connect us with our fellow brothers and sisters who really share the Aloha spirit!!
January 2017

Tom User ProfileTom is a superhost.
January 2017
Frank was an amazing host. Really enjoyed his place. The reality far exceeds the pictures you see online. Would definitely recommend to friends. Playa Negra beach is literally a 3-4 minute walk from the house. The house is breezy and has a great patio for morning yoga. Cafe Playa Negra is walkable, and a great spot for breakfast or a chill dinner. The Playa Negra hotel is right next to the beach. Worth popping into after you've been hanging at the beach for several hours.
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Tom and Mahalo for the comments! We are honored to have you as our guest and hope to see you again in the future! We will have to work on getting better photos to showcase our piece of paradise! Cheers, FK
January 2017

Justin User Profile
September 2016
From when we first stepped foot inside, everything felt perfect. Frank was an awesome host who made sure we had everything we needed. The location was amazing. Close enough to everything that it was easy to get to (including incredible waves), but set back enough that we had space to relax, enjoy nature, and listen to the wildlife. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to honeymoon!
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Justin and Emily! Thank you for your kind review! So happy to have another AirBnB guest, we are definitely reaching the right people. We will gladly host you again, and look forward to seeing you. Thank you for all your help with the house too while you were there, it was a great time for sure. We'll keep the lights on for you! Cheers, FK
September 2016

Dylan User Profile
July 2016
Cool place. Isolated but within 5 min walk to beach, 10 min to playa negra surf break.
Frank User Profile
Response from Frank:
Aloha Dylan and thanks for the review. When we say 250 yards, it really is, but we chose to be away from the beach front for the nature that is around us that our beach front neighbors don't regularly experience. It was great to meet you and talk, I appreciate that a lot. Hope to see you again in Negra soon! FK
July 2016

Los Pargos, Costa RicaJoined in August 2012
Frank User Profile

Aloha Friends, we are a family who divides our time between the UK and Costa Rica. Casa Kalana is a small startup located just 250 yards from Playa Negra, the main attraction for surfers around the world. Even if your interest tends to the less extreme, wildlife and nature are in endless supply here, and have grown to find harmony with Casa Kalana, as we have kept our property 'nature friendly' which provides us with a daily assortment of interesting, but harmless variety of life. Come and visit Casa Kalana and Playa Negra! Thank you for your support!! Mahalo, Frank

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